By Ibrahim Abdullahi
The Kano state Hospitals Management Board has launched the distribution of cleaning and cleansing materials to hospitals in the state for the month of August, 2019.
Speaking during the event that took place in the Board premises, the Director General, Dr. Nasiru Alhassan, disclosed that the distribution of the consumables is a monthly routine upon Governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje’s approval.
Dr. Kabo said that because of his compassion and enthusiasm to improving the health status of his people, Governor Ganduje, since coming on board, approved the substantial amount of money every month for the procurement of the items so that hospitals in the state will constantly remain hygienically clean.
He noted that hospital is a place where patient will feel encouraged that he came to a place where he will be supported to regain his deteriorated health condition, adding that but where a person visits hospital and see filth littered everywhere even if he is healthy would definitely feel like falling to sick talk less of such a person who goes to get support clinically.
“That is why Governor Ganduje places high significance on hospitals’ cleanliness to see that they wear good look at all times with pleasant smell all over. A situation if not that have been intervened by His Excellency, the cost of these consumables would have be added to the bills of patients. In such case, therefore, another responsibility has been added to the people”, the Director General highlighted.
He added that due to the special consideration Khadimul Islam accords health sector, he took the liabilities off hospitals by setting aside funds to procure the items, stressing that removing burden on hospitals is like unlading hardships on people because health facilities cannot run effectively without appropriate sanitation.
The Director General thanked state government for ensuring ceaseless supply of the items and implored people to continue supporting the meaningful policies of Governor Ganduje especially on health matters, stressing that there has never been a governor in the history of Kano state who did what Khadimul Islam has done in the sector.
He then called on management of the hospitals to make well thought-out use of the items supplied to them in order to achieve the set objectives of the exercise.
Earlier in remarks, the Director Hospitals Services, Salisu Kwaru, stated that with the coming of Dr. Nasiru Alhassan Kabo the programme has been improved significantly as all the required items were purchased in good quantity.
The cleansing and cleaning consumables distributed include detergent, germicide, liquid soap, room freshener and super bleach.
Public Relations Officer
Hospitals Management Board
26 August 2019